Robert S. Caswell

QUINCY, Mass. – Robert S. "Red" Caswell, 81, of Quincy, Mass., (formerly of Marshfield Hills, Mass.), died Jan. 25, 2013, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Beloved husband of the late Phyllis (DiMatteo), son of the late Laurence and Teresa (Hayes) Caswell. Loving father of Cheryl A. Simmers and her husband, Chris, of Concord, Lisa A. Murley and her husband, Robert, of Wakefield, Laurie A. Caswell of Duxbury, Mass., and Michelle A. Caswell of Quincy. Brother of Claire Cavallaro and her husband, Pete, of Milford, Conn., and the late Richard Caswell. Grandfather of Bree and Ali Simmers, Kammie Cooper and Robert Murley III. Great-grandfather of Liliana Sage. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Born in Quincy, Red was an electronics salesman for many years and prior had worked at Polaroid on the development of the first color instant camera. He was a sports fan, inducted to the North Quincy Hockey Hall of Fame, and in his spare time Red was an avid golfer, sailor and enjoyed traveling. Whenever he entered a room he was full of life and was simply a character. Red was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. Funeral services will be celebrated Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy. Burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Mass., at 1:30 p.m. See or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Red's memory to the Brockton Veterans Administration Hospital, 940 Belmont St., Brockton, Mass., 02301.

Published in The Concord Monitor on Jan. 28, 2013